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SIT constituted, raids on to arrest accused involved in Haryana gang-rape

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

A Special Investigation Team was set up to probe the case of gang-of a 19-year-old woman in Haryana's district and raids were being conducted to nab the three accused, police said Friday.

As the accused continued to evade arrest two days after the incident, the Police has constituted a SIT in the case as the accused continued to evade arrest.

It would be headed by Mewat SP Naazneen Bhasin, the police said.

The father of the young woman, a school topper who was felicitated by the government, said she could have been raped by eight to 10 men.

The mother hit out at the police for allegedly failing to take action in the case and said her daughter was traumatised even as the accused "were roaming freely" after the incident.

"She has named three accused, but when the horrific incident took place, she sensed that 8-10 persons could have been there," the victim's father told reporters in Friday, noting she was drugged by the accused.

Different police teams had been constituted which were conducting the raids to nab the accused, an of the said.

"We are conducting raids and hope to make arrests soon," of Police Vinod Kumar said.

He said raids were being held in and Mahendergarh districts and neighbouring areas.

When asked if eight to 10 people could be involved in the gangrape, Kumar said, "The victim has given a statement to the police in which she has named three accused."

The incident evoked sharp reaction from the opposition, with former alleging a complete breakdown of the law and order situation.

He demanded resignation of on moral grounds for the state's alleged failure to protect its daughters.

"The should resign on moral grounds. There is complete breakdown of law and in The latest shocking incident is not an isolated one...

"Criminals were on the run from when the was in power, but crime graph has gone up ever since the BJP came to power," Hooda alleged.

Khattar told reporters in Rohtak the law will take its course and assured that culprits will be punished.

The victim's mother said her daughter was traumatised after the incident.

"The government talks about Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, but is this the price we have to pay for getting our daughters educated? The accused are roaming freely but police has failed to nab them," she told reporters in her village in district.

"The police has failed to take any action. We were made to run from pillar to post before our complaint was taken. The FIR was registered at 1 am as the police kept citing jurisdiction issues, making us shuttle between Rewari and Kanina," she claimed.

"All we want is justice," the mother said.

SP Vinod Kumar said three youths were named in the "zero FIR" which was transferred to them by the Thursday.

The accused, who were stated to be in the age group of 20-25 years, belong to the same village as the survivor, said Anirudh, the SHO of the Station.

According to the FIR, the young woman had gone to attend a coaching class when she was abducted Wednesday while she was waiting at a bus-stop in Kanina.

She was allegedly kidnapped by the accused who arrived in a car and was taken to a secluded place where she was gangraped after being offered a drink laced with sedatives, the survivor alleged in her complaint.

The accused left her near a bus stop in Kanina later that day.

Meanwhile, the victim was admitted to a hospital in Rewari after she complained of pain in the abdomen.

"The patient was brought here with complaint of abdominal pain and we admitted her. Her and were done which were normal," said a doctor at civil hospital at Rewari.

"Her vitals are stable, though she appears to be tense. We will also seek a psychiatric opinion. She will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation," the doctor said.

Haryana State Commission for Women's visited the victim's home and spoke to her in the hospital.

"Another daughter of Haryana gangraped. Under Khattar govt, state already has the highest number of brutal gang-rapes as per NCRB data," said on

The slogan of save your daughter from the BJP was coming true in Haryana, he added.

An of the women's police station in Rewari said a 'zero FIR' was lodged on the complaint of the woman, and the probe was being conducted by the as the incident occurred in an area under their jurisdiction.

A zero FIR can be filed in any police station and can be later transferred to the concerned police station.

"We got her medical examination conducted immediately. We dispatched the medical report to the as they are handling the investigation," Rewari SP said Friday.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 00:35 IST